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. >>> but first right now, the truce between israel and hamas appears to be hold are for now. there have been no significant attacks in the hours since the first agreement was announced. >> but the basic holt tilt between the two enemies remains there. abc's mark greenblatt joins us. >> reporter: good morning. just hours after the cease-fire went in effect, the israeli defense forces have announced they've tracked five more rockets going from israel into gaza, a sign of just how fragile the situation over there remains. in gaza, celebratory gunfire and cars honking their horns as a cease-fire takes in effect between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold the rocket attacks. >> reporter: just hours before, a bomb tore through this bus in tel aviv, as secretary of state hillary clinton worked frantically with the egyptian foreign minister to broker a truce. both sides claim a tenuous hold as a victory. israeli president benjamin netanyahu thanks the leader him for the stakes leading up to the truce. supporting israel's right to d
diplomatic means, we prefer that. if not, i am sure you understand israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> strong words once again from israel. clinton has indicated it could take some time to finally iron out an agreement after now more than a week of fighting. in case you're wondering, some of the numbers associated with this too. 130 palestinians, militants, and civilians have been killed in gaza. gaza militants have fired more than 1,400 rockets at southern israeli communities. 800 of them exploded inside israel. that is according to the military. meanwhile israel says its military has hit more than 1,500 targets inside gaza. all the talk yesterday, an alleged truce, didn't come to pass. the fire fight continued in big numbers. >> really you are going to hear the white house and white house officials, state department, secretary of state clinton, everybody referring to this now as no longer a cease-fire, but a de-escalation. what does that mean? they don't want to characterize what is going to happen. hillary clinton said the focus on a durable out
spearheading these peace talks, these truce talks between hamas and israel. so, there's a lot behind closed doors. there's a concerted effort to end this conflict diplomatically, rather than escalating the violence. rob and paula, back to you. >> lama, israel says they're prepared to invade and use a ground game. are they still ready to do so? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. we've been seeing tens of thousands of israeli troops and tanks, massing at the border. they say they are ready to go in, once they get the green light, if they get the green light, that is. but what we do know this, the israeli cabinet had a lengthy meeting, a four-hour meeting overnight, they were not going to ground operations just yet. but the aim of their operation, which is called center of defense, is aim of that is to stop the rockets flying from hamas and gaza, and heading towards southern israeli cities, like ashkelon and ashdod. so, that is the aim. if that does not stop. prime minister benjamin netanyahu made it clear they are ready to go in for a ground incursion in gaza. rob and paula? >> many feel that hamas
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